At approximately 11:30am today, officers from the Cape Girardeau Police Department received information from federal authorities that a suspect from an abduction in Illinois where an Amber Alert was issued, could possibly be in Cape Girardeau. Officers responded to Walmart on William, where a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle was located. Within a few minutes the suspect and missing girl, 13-year-old Cleo Younce of Champaign, Illinois were located coming from the business. The 21-year-old suspect was taken into custody without incident and is being held for federal authorities. The girl’s mother reportedly called police Thursday afternoon when her daughter did not return home from a walk. The girl called a few hours later, saying she had been abducted. Authorities say the two were acquainted through mutual friends.
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